Cult Of Luna, Russian Circles, & Svalbard Announce European Tour

Cult Of Luna, Russian Circles, and Svalbard have announced a March 2023 European tour. Here’s the dates:

03/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Store Vega
03/18 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
03/19 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/20 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/21 Brussels, BEL – AB
03/22 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/23 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann
03/24 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
03/25 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
03/27 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/28 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
03/29 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/30 Krakow, POL – Studio
03/31 Warsaw, POL – Progresja

Final Light (Cult Of Luna, Perturbator) Premiere “Final Light” Video

Final Light, the project featuring Johannes Persson (Cult Of Luna) and Perturbator, have premiered a new video for the title track of their self-titled debut album. As previously reported, that effort will be released on June 24.

Cult Of Luna Release New Video Game For “Cold Burn”

Cult Of Luna have released a new video game/interactive music video for their song “Cold Burn.“ If you’re interested. you can find that release on Steam.

More details were shared in a press release:

“Instead of a traditional music video, Cult of Luna creates an immersive audiovisual experience in collaboration with creative agency North Kingdom / NoA, where innovation and storytelling stand at their core.

The player’s mission is to help a ‘lost light’ to escape the darkness, and to find its way home through a dystopian maze. The player can also gather other lights and bring them to The Mother Light, at the center of the maze.

The single has been rebuilt in the real-time tool Unreal Engine, to dynamically adapt to how the player navigates the gaming experience’s world. This makes each experience unique in the dynamic version.

The gaming experience can be found on Steam and is created by Swedish creative agency North Kingdom / NoA, with long-running experience of collaborating with gaming and tech companies such as EA, Riot Games, and Google.”

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson commented:

“For as long as we have known Linus Johansson of North Kingdom, which spans from the Leave me here video in 2004, he’s always tried to push interactivity and blur the line between the artist and the art. So it came as no surprise to us when he suggested making a video game out of the ‘Cold Burn’ video. ‘Go right ahead,’ we said and now we are as intrigued by the result as we hope you are.”

North Kingdom’s Linus Johansson added:

“We’ve done many projects within music videos throughout the years with a unique vision. With the brief from Cult of Luna, we saw an interesting creative opportunity to explore what the future holds within music video production – to combine music with real-time technology and interactive storytelling. When we create projects in the intersection between music and gaming, we reach a new audience.”

Final Light (Cult Of Luna, Perturbator) Premiere New Song “In The Void”

Final Light, the project featuring Johannes Persson (Cult Of Luna) and Perturbator, have premiered a new song titled “In The Void.” This track is from their self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 24.

Persson commented:

“There was so much that I was so fucking pissed about. Some of my friends were dealing with a poisonous person: a narcissistic, crazy person. I was walking around full of anger and hate, so I think that came out in those lyrics.”

Pertubator added:

“It was immediate. It’s a project that I really want to share; it’s not only the fruit of a collaboration between me and one of my favorite musicians, but also very unique and once-in-a-lifetime.”

Cult Of Luna Cancel European/UK Tour With Alcest & Svalbard

Cult Of Luna have cancelled their European/UK tour with Alcest and Svalbard. The trek was unable to move forward due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cult Of Luna commented:

“We hoped that it wouldn’t come to this. You all know the situation we’re in and at the moment it’s still too unsafe to tour Europe, which means that we have to cancel the February/March tour. We’re all super disappointed about this but we have to adapt to reality. These are dark times for sure but it’s important to keep in mind that people’s health and lives are the only thing that is important – everything else can wait.

Pandemics happen every now and then, it’s just that our generation hasn’t experienced anything like it. As before, humanity will get through this. The faster we all get vaccinated and act responsible the quicker we will get back to normal, because we will. We promise that we’ll still be here and we hope that you guys have the patience to wait for us.

All tickets will be reimbursed and we will update you as soon as possible regarding new touring plans

Beyond The Redshift festival & October 2022 tour are maintained”

Cult Of Luna Premiere “Cold Burn” Video

Cult Of Luna have premiered a new video for their new song “Cold Burn.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Long Road North,“ which will be released on February 11.

The group commented:

“The music video for ‘Cold Burn‘ is directed and produced by North Kingdom Greenhouse. We have done many music video projects over the years, always aiming to find a unique angle. With the brief we got from the band, we saw an attractive creative opportunity to explore what we believe will be the future of music video creation—combining music with real-time technology and interactive storytelling.
The video for ‘Cold Burn‘ will be followed by an immersive game experience where fans can immerse themselves in this unique visual world we created for the album called ‘The Long Road North‘.

Building the experience in Unreal Engine allows us to invite fans as the hero of the story to explore the music video in their unique way. The song is adaptive to how you navigate the world, so every time you play the music video game, you will get a different experience. The project is an innovative collaboration between Cult Of Luna, North Kingdom, and Arctic Game Lab, and developed by a team of game designers, 3D artists, and musicians in the north of Sweden.”

Cult Of Luna To Release New Album “The Long Road North” In February

Cult Of Luna have announced that their new album, “The Long Road North,” will be released on February 11. Pre-orders for the effort will launch on December 1 and a teaser for it can be found below:

Johannes Persson commented:

“‘The Long Road North‘ is a long road home. A direction dictated by a call that penetrates rock and echoes through the forest. It flows over every lake, accelerated by the wind. When it reaches you, you know it’s time. Time to move forward. You don’t know where it will lead but you put the trust in it. With eyes raised towards the midnight sun it pulls you closer. The road is long and the end is uncertain.”

In other news, the group also have the following dates booked:

02/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Store Vega
02/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/26 Krakow, POL – Klub Studio
02/27 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/01 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
03/04 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
03/05 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/06 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
03/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/08 Munster, GER – Skates Palace
03/09 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Depart
03/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/12 London, UK – The Forum (‘Beyond The Redshift‘)

With Caspian and Holy Fawn:

10/02 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
10/03 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
10/04 Geneva, SWI – Alhambra
10/05 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
10/06 Biarritz, FRA – L’Atabal
10/07 Barcelona, SPA – AMFest
10/08 Madrid, SPA – But
10/09 Porto, POR – AmpliFest
10/11 Nantes, FRA – Le Stereolux
10/12 Lille, FRA – Le’Aeronef
10/13 Strasbourg, FRA – La Laiterie
10/14 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
10/15 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
10/16 Wrolcaw, POL – A2
10/17 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
10/19 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club (no Caspian)

Cult Of Luna Announce 2022 European/UK Tour With Alcest & Svalbard

Cult Of Luna have announced a 2022 European/UK tour. Alcest and Svalbard will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Store Vega
02/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/26 Krakow, POL – Klub Studio
02/27 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy
03/01 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/02 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
03/04 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
03/05 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
03/06 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
03/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/08 Munster, GER – Skates Palace
03/09 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
03/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Depart
03/11 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
03/12 London, UK – The Forum (‘Beyond The Redshift‘)

Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson commented:

“When we walked off stage in Mexico City in early spring of 2020 we had no idea that it would be our last show for almost two years.

We have since announced one tour and had to move it to the end of 2022.

Now, we can finally announce a tour for early next year that will make up for all the lost time.

In a way it feels like we need to re-conquer that stage and with Alcest and Svalbard it feels less of a burden.

We’re more than grateful that we have such amazing, solid artists to help us retake it.

As if just going on tour doesn’t feel unreal enough, it still hasn’t sunk in that we are playing the Olympia in Paris.

If there’s any such thing as holy ground in music then this venue definitely qualifies into that category.

But wait… there’s even more: eight years after our first Beyond the Redshift festival in London, we’re doing it again.

The line-up is curated by us and we are determined to bring you a bunch of our favourite artists and bands you didn’t know you were a fan of.

Bands are being booked as I write this and we’re going to announce the full line-up later this summer.

It will be la grande finale of the tour and we hope to see you there.

– Johannes, Cult of Luna“